Thursday, 20 July 2017

Fusion play with PLAID

Hello and welcome to my page today.

This week for the Plaid play at Crafters CornerI have played around with chalk paints in a different way. The weather here is beautiful and things around are bright and beautiful and drawing inspiration from my beautiful garden over looking my studio, I decided to upcycle an empty coconut oil jar this time! it is..

I wanted to try mixed media with chalk paints and have layered the lid with found objects at home, gauze, corrugated card board buttons, bobbins, nails, flowers, broken pendants and ofcourse some coconut coir!

After  the layering, went about with giving a coat of black gesso and then started the fun.

 I have used the dry bruising technique and have layered some lovely chalk paints from Plaid to add colors.

The lid now reminded me a little dense forest, what say ??? With a shiny coat varnish, it was ready to attract the winged creatures!

And so the base a treatment with chalk paints in 2 colors and some crackle medium from Plaid (Homedecor) too and I have used the antique matte mod podge to decoupage this lovely tissue on to the base.

It's beautiful so see the print thru the cracks and the intentional distressing on the glass jar adds to the vintage look.

Another coat of the mod podge and I sealed the entire jar with satin varnish from Plaid. Here is how it all looks put together.

I wanted more to this home decor piece and lit a candle inside to see the magic unravel!!

Here is how it looks with lid on, I have drilled some holes on the lid and look is just surreal!

With the final look, I can feel this is not just a summery, beautiful, nature inspired, home decor piece...but can it be called Christmas in July too???

I leave that to you....Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to link up to the following challenges...

 Try It On Tuesday- let it shine
 Blog Studio Home decoration
Country View Challenges- Things with wings
Creative Moments- Christmas in July
MIXED MEDIA WORLD- use natural materials
Scrapki-wyzwaniowo- anything beautiful

Until my next creative journey,

Happy crafting and recycling.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Antique play with PLAID.

 Good morning and welcome to this Thursday's PLAID PLAY!

I have up cycled some old pill bottles for this project.

Today's product highlight is Antique Matt Mod Podge.

You have use this know the difference and I have a video tutorial to tell you how different this si from the regular modpodge.

The antique matte modpodge gives an instant antique/heirloom effect to your decoupage projects.

Here is what I made of the ole pill bottles!

To know more, click on the video link here.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next Thursday with another tutorial.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Altered CD's

Hellooo crafty folks..

We start another month and so does another challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. Its always anything goes, altered art or mixed media.

My take on this month is play with a few unwanted cd's and a scrap wood strip!

I made a wall hanging out of them using crackle and decoupage effect.

Here it is...
I created crackle with modpodge this time and then decouaged the tissue on top.

The 3 cd's have lovely patterns perfect for home decor.

Once that was done, I have stuck some cotton rope around it and then used Archival brown to distress it.

I then colored the wood strip with PLAID Homedecor wood tint and then adhered the the cd's on it using a strong glue.

I tried making flowers with foamiran and was quite happy with them, so they too found a place on this project.

Here is the final look at all the cd's on the wall.

I hope you do take the time to visit the blog and play along this month.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.